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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Brother Dreamweaver XE ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Brother Dreamweaver XE
Does anyone have one?
pstland1
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Date: 6/2/13 7:31 AM

Does anyone have a Dreamweaver XE? I have been thinking very seriously about getting one. I have not heard any negative things about the machine. Is there anything you do like about it? What do you like about it?

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Date: 6/2/13 6:00 PM

If you checkout the thread below on the Laura Ashley vs dreamaker there are a couple of comments. Also I think a thread on the Mach embr page

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Date: 6/2/13 8:18 PM

I have the Babylock Crescendo, which is the same machine minus the embroidery. (I also have an Ellisimo, so didn't need that part)

I LOVE this machine. It is smooth, quiet, and the lighting is great. I have made quilts and clothing on it. It performs fantastically for both.

I especially like the programmable foot control; get that thrown in with your deal if you can. It is SO nice to use! Larger and more sturdy than the foot control which comes with the machine. I like setting mine to needle up/down and also to cut threads with a tap of the foot.

Also the laser light function is great. I have used it for quilting and also for sewing darts in clothes. It's just a wonderful way to get accuracy without having to mark up your fabric.

Also, the MuVit foot is something I have grown to appreciate. I think it is better than a walking foot. Granted it is bulky, but it is very easy to take off/ on. I have only used it so far on quilts; but it performed beautifully there.

If you get the Brother, I think you will be very happy. Since I already have an Ellisimo, I felt a little guilty at first -- wondering if there was too much overlap with what I already had. But the machine has performed beyond my expectations and is my go-to machine now for all regular sewing. I have a Pfaff, Berninas, and Vikings that are now gathering dust....

Teri

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Date: 6/3/13 7:37 AM

I can add to the "wonderfulness" of the Crescendo: It also has a sensor pen where you can use a decorative stitch pattern and designate where it needs to stop and it will finish there, ending the pattern at the end of a motif (stretching or shrinking to fit if necessary). So for example, if you are doing that stitch on something with corners, you can end right at the corner and start again at the beginning of the pattern so they exactly meet at all the corners, say on a napkin.

And the feature I love and use the most is the laser beam, where it will shine from the needle and give you a nice long place to guide the fabric. The beam will easily move position for various stitch widths. You just touch an on screen button to turn it on or off.

I am sure the Brother version is very much like the Baby Lock Crescendo. I would go for it!

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Date: 6/4/13 1:42 AM

Yes the Brother Dreamweaver is like the Babylock Crescendo.
I just tested the Dreamweaver & it is AWESOME. The feed is unreal... just throw fabric at it & it sews itself.
The lazer light is a straight line that guides you... which is nice when you're sewing things where you can't see the lines on the plate.
This is a large machine, lots of throat space. And it is an EASY to use machine.
No I don't have one, have a Juki F600 that I'm very happy with. But after testing alot of TOL... I've been lusting for a Dreamweaver (& yes I tried the Pfaff).

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Date: 6/10/13 0:35 AM

I absolutely love mine. I have had mine for about 9 months and have adored everything about it. the laser, the pen, the lighting. The muvit foot is just amazing. I love using it and the machine is worth it for the foot alone. I have embroidered quite a bit and this is my first embroidery machine. very easy to use, positioning is super easy using the laser, and light positioning mark. Demo one at a dealer and trust me you will walk out the door with one. I had a babylock espire which is a lovely machine and did not plan on getting the dreamweaver, saw it demoed at a fair and gave up my espire in the instance I saw the muvit foot. Sews beautiful, embroiders beautiful, super easy to use right out of box. I have not had any problems with it at all which is awesome for new technology, no bugs to work out.
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